From our favorite salons to miracle eye creams and everything in between, we’re giving you the scoop on our favorite beauty booty this year. Careful to be an equal opportunity judge, we’re finding you splurges and steals, eco-friendly products, the best innovative stuff…and MORE. Once we’ve tested, scrubbed and applied countless beauty loot, we’re presenting the best in beauty at Beauty Night Out in NYC and L.A. this fall. Buy your tickets for New York Beauty Night Out and L.A. Beauty Night Out NOW! Each week, we’ll be featuring our faves in every category. While we think we’ve found some pretty great products, we want to hear YOUR opinion.
Check out our best below, then use the form at the bottom to VOTE. Choose wisely—we could use your submission in our Beauty at Its Best Awards announced this fall. This edition is all about…makeup…again!
We have some picks that are perfect for date night with your guy! These products are completely foolproof, unlike today’s Best Comedic Girlfriend (VOTE NOW!).
BROW COLOR: Anastasia Brow Pen – Long Wearing Brow Tint ($21 at Sephora) is a soft-tipped pen that adheres to both skin and hair, so whether you crave a fuller look or need a fill-in (too much plucking!) this pen’s got you covered. A perfect touch-up in between groomings as you’re racing to a rendez-vous with your beau.
EYESHADOW: Coating an entire eyelid or merely highlighting the corners, eyeshadow application is a definite date night do! Cream Eyeshadow from NARS ($22) is a unique cream-to-powder consistency that ensures color sticks to your lids and won’t crease even if you’re working up a sweat bowling or playing mini-golf.
EYELINER: Front of the Line PRO by LORAC ($22) creates a dramatic look that stays put and pretty, even if your date is as intense as paintballing. A foolproof liquid formula featuring a flexible tip allows you to apply whatever size strokes you prefer. Great for mid-date bathroom freshening.
PALETTES: The Beauty Encyclopedia – Face Edition by e.l.f cosmetics ($5) is affordable and has everything your heart (and face) desires. It features four concealers to start things off, four shimmer creams to add a healthy glow, plus a bronzer, a blush and a face brush to apply it all. From dinner to a daytime picnic, this palette is a no-brainer pick.
MASCARA: Bat your long whimsical lashes at the lucky lad with shu uemura Ultimate Expression Mascara ($24). An angled brush gives you unrivaled volume, plus it lengthens, curls and defines…all in a smudge-free formula.
MAKEUP BRUSHES: Whether you’re applying a minimal amount of makeup or going all-out for an evening rendez-vous, the right brushes are essential. Sephora Collection’s Vanity Brush Set ($48) features brushes designed for applying powder, blush and concealer, and all of your eye needs: a crease brush, smudge brush, blending brush and eyeliner brush. A faux-leather case keeps everything in one easily accessible place.
TWEEZERS: To ensure that no pesky unibrow grows in mid-date (valid concern), use Tweezerman Slant Tweezers ($20). The tips are slanted at the precise angle to grab every hair, even short ones that your date would probably never notice. The body of the tweezers are easy to grip for a no-slip tweeze every time.
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